SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — Firefighters in Santa Clarita are battling a brush fire that has so far consumed about 40 acres today and has forced the closure of Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor.
Firefighters were dispatched at noon to The Old Road and Stevenson Ranch Parkway, less than a mile east of the park, according to a Los Angeles County Fire Department dispatcher.
By 1:50 p.m., the fire had spread to 40 acres, L.A. County Fire spokesperson Melanie Flores told KTLA.
Firefighters have been able to stop the forward progress of the blaze, officials said.
There was no immediate threat to nearby structures.
The Magic Mountain Parkway offramp from southbound I-5 was expected to remain closed for about 90 minutes due to the fire, according to California Highway Patrol.
Six Flags Magic Mountain reported on its website that the park and adjacent Hurricane Harbor were being evacuated due to the brush fire, adding that “the safety and well being of our guests and team members is our top priority.”
A little after 1:15 p.m., the park reported that the fire department has asked that “all guests to remain at the park. The exit roads are temporarily closed. We will advise whey they are open.”
By 1:56 p.m., the park reported that the fire department had reopened the exit roads for those wishing to leave.
Sunday’s high temperature in Santa Clarita was 98 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
No further information was immediately available.